Lewis and Cormier lead after opening round of CN Future Links Atlantic

Ian Lewis (Golf Canada)

Little Rapids, N.L. (Golf Canada) – The final CN Future Links championship of 2014 kicked off Monday at Humber Valley Resort in Little Rapids, N.L. Ian Lewis, 18, of Fall River, N.S. and Rachel Cormier, 18, of Rothesay, N.B. took the opening round lead in their respective divisions.

Lewis shot a first round 1-under-par 71 and sits a stroke ahead of Tyler Erb and Bobby Dunphy, who hold a share of second place. Erb, 17, of Toronto and Dunphy, 17, of Antigonish, NS. carded even-par rounds of 72, while Owen Patterson, 17, of Bedford, N.S. and Nathan Peters, 17, of St. John’s, N.L. sit in a tie for fourth after firing matching opening rounds of 1-over-73.

In the Junior Girls Division, Cormier leads by three strokes after a 7-over-par 79. Cormier is followed by Laura Jones, 15, of Berry Mills, N.B. who is second after a 10-over-82, while Charlottetown’s Bailey Carr, 17, sits third after an opening 11-over-par 83.

The Junior Boys champions will earn an exemption into the 2014 Canadian Junior Boys Championship to be contested July 28 – August 1 at the Legends on the Niagara’s Battlefield Course in Niagara Falls, Ont.

The Junior Girls champion earns an exemption into the 2014 Canadian Junior Girls Championship, which runs July 28 – August 1 at Thornhill Golf and Country Club in Thornhill, Ont.

CN Future Links Atlantic’s second round begins tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. UTC. For complete scoring and information, click here.